Monday, February 15, 2010

Poor Presley

I hate the hospital.
If I didn't need to go there I definitely wouldn't. I hate it with a passion. There is at least a 3 hour wait every time you go and the waiting room is full of people who think they are sick, but they aren't. Or they are but they'll live and really don't need to be in Emergency. So enough about my annoyance with ER and to the point.

Earlier today around 4:00, I pulled out a bag full of random sewing stuff, fabric, thread, SCISSORS, ribbon etc. Played around for all of 5 minutes and decided now was not the time to do a craft with the girls around. In that 5 minutes I turned around and saw Jayci with the brand new pair of sewing scissors I just bought. Crap. So I grabbed them from her and stuck them in between my legs, while I was sitting on the floor. I packed up the bag of stuff and put it to the side and stood up and walked into the bathroom. Within seconds I heard hard crying and I knew something was up. I went into the living room and saw Jayci with the scissors that I, the smart mom, forgot on the floor and that they were in between my legs! I grabbed them from her and I think Kyla said something about Presley, so look over and she is covered in blood. What the! So I run over and her hand is by her mouth so her mouth is covered in blood and so is her hand. I checked quickly to see where she was bleeding and it was her hand, her thumb. It was cut bad, and gushing out blood. I thought, ok what do I do? I grabbed a towel and squoze it hard trying to stop the bleeding but it wouldn't stop. It was flowing out pretty good. I called Dust to let him know I might have to take her to the hospital, I couldn't get a hold of him so I left him a message. I called up Wendy (a relative who lives a couple blocks away, and used to be a nurse) and I told her what happened and I wasn't sure if I should take her in or not, so she came over right away and we held it for about 45 minutes and it was still pouring out blood every time we would take off the cloth. I found some gauze and we held it on there and decided that it probably was pretty deep, but we couldn't tell because it would bleed so fast and so much when we would try and look. So her son came over to watch the girls and we took her to the hospital.

The waiting room was full, there was a line at the desk, and I was holding Presley while squeezing her finger. Wendy was getting a parking ticket for the van. They noticed me struggling and one nurse came over too see what happened and she took us into an admitting room, checked her in, put on this massive gauze bandage and didn't tape it, and told me to have a seat. 2 hours, and one long nap by Presley on my lap later, they called us in. I had to squeeze her finger the whole time with this ginormous gauze that barely fit on her finger because it is so tiny. She didn't ever pull it off or not let me hold it, she just sat still the whole time. So we got into the room, another hour went by and they finally came in to do her finger. They wrapped her up in a blanket really tight so she couldn't squirm and had two nurses right by her ready to hold her down and the entire time she didn't move. At all. She even just sat there letting them wrap her up in this blanket and just smiled at them. When the doctor started to work she just laid there! It was amazing. They ended up just gluing it together, thank goodness. But it did stop bleeding after we were there for 2 1/2 hours. So it bled for over 3 hours all together. It finally stopped while she was napping. Took all of 2 minutes to fix and she was done. They couldn't believe how awesome she was. She actually didn't cry at all, ever. Only when it first got cut for about 2 minutes and that was it for the rest of the night. What a great little girl I have created. I know.

She is all bandaged up and should heal within a few days. I'm turning into one of those moms who has to go to the hospital with injured kids. I know it. You do see some interesting people in those waiting rooms though.

Oh and the other night, I should add. I gave Presley some tylenol around 6pm because she was very cranky and I think her tooth is coming in, so I drugged her. Why not eh, isn't that the answer to a crying kid??
So Jayci and Presley climbed up and grabbed the two tylenol bottles on the microwave and I have no idea what I was doing but I didn't notice. I actually think I was getting their pj's upstairs. Yes that's a good excuse to not sound like a bad mom.
So I came down and Presley had the tylenol bottle in her mouth just chugging away! I grabbed it and notice she drank half of it, and it was a brand new bottle. (Jayci's bottle was still closed.) So I called the poison center to see what amount is too much, so she figured out numbers and she was 5ml under over dosing. But the lower end of over dosing where it isn't even that bad. So they said she'll be fine just no tylenol for 24 hours and she's good.
I really hope this isn't a trend for us...well Presley I guess. This girl always gets the worse end of things. Poor thing.

What a happy girl for going through all that!

Teeny fingers, not much to see. Just a little bandaged thumb.


She's so cute. I love her to pieces!



17 comments:

The Pratts said...

Poor little Presley! And she's got that big ol' cut under her eye, too. Rough week! I hope this is the end of it!

Mindi said...

Aw, I hate the ER as well! Seems that everyone is going lately. Look up this site and they have containers to put medicine in (I have one and Jack cannot get into it. Josh either! I love it!!) It's called the "Smart Guard Medicine Safe". www.onestepahead.com They also sell them for cleaners. I have 2 of them under my sink and Jack can't get into the cleaning supplies either. Trust me, he's tried!!

kelsey said...

aw. and with her eye injury!! nice that she just sat there.

Lynn said...

What a little sweetheart. Those pics of her just melted my heart. She sure has had a rough week.........and yes, I think mom has too. ; D

Hang in there!

The Byams said...

im with ya! nash drank a bran new bottle of tylenol about 3 months ago, i had to take him to the childrens hospital and it sucked!! they made him drink charcoal and then we had to sit there till it had been 6 hours since it happened so they could test his blood! he was ok but he was higher then a kite!!! bouncng everywhere!! it happens but i wish i could say it didn't happen to me.

The Harker Family said...

Oh my gosh Mindy you sound like me! Poor Camden has been the brunt of all injuries at our home. When you first said that Presley was bleeding and you thought it was her mouth I thought "Oh no please, I hope what happened to Camden did not happen to poor Presley!" Luckily it didn't, but a cut thumb is horrible too! Well want to know what Camden did. It was the day I got home from the hospital with Cadrien, so Camden was 3 years old. So Ben and I were bathing Cadrien, and we left Camden alone doing a craft, and he picked up the scissors and decided to cut his tongue! I'm dead serious! He snipped the tip in half! It was so gross and bled SO bad. Luckily Ben's dad is a dentist and he said there was nothing we could do and that the mouth is amazing at healing itself. Well sure enough it did! So I'm glad Presley still has her tongue intact, but poor her, a bloody finger! I can't believe the freakin' wait there! YOu need to come live here again, where Urgent Care is never more than 30 to 60 minutes and if you have kids they take you right away! Oh poor Presley. Give her a kiss for me! Oh and I love your telling of the whole story...you crack me up!

Linz said...

AWE MINDY! I couldn't imagine being a Mom and seeing my daughter get an owie like that! and you seemed to calm about it! YOU are such a good mom. poor presley! what a doll though! you have great girls. I'm glad nothing more serious happened. I love reading your blog. LOVE YOU! :)))))))

Randy, Capri, and Wyatt said...

Poor girl. Hopefully things will turn around for her and she will have better luck. You aren't a bad mom, you have 3 girls to take care of.

The Anderson Family said...

Hopefully the accidents stop! Poor little girl... got 2 new scars in one week. It's ok though scars are cool, they make you look tough. Nobody will mess with little Presley!

the fellers said...

Oh man, the poor little girl, what a scary few days!

Cole said...

So scary, sounds like you handled very well though! I'm glad she's okay :)

Tim and Ashlee said...

Ugh! Hate ERs. No fun at all

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

:(

Elaine said...

Oh, poor girl!!! It looks like she took it all with a grain of salt - look at that cute smile!

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The Lowry's said...

Makes me once again thankful for the Raymond ER, we were there and out in 20min. How awful to have to wait there for so long!!

kyleandtaryn said...

I totally thought I commented on here already. 'Knock on wood' I haven't had any "run to the er" moments yet. Lucky to have Wendy be there to give you a hand! I hope she's all recovered and that you had an AWESOME weekend in Edmonton. Clearly we are all in suspense waiting for you to post about it!! :)

Heather said...

Awwww!! Such an ordeal! I hear you! My 15 month old daughter got burned on the oven this week! Managed to get her fingers between the oven & the oven door while it was closed & touched the inside of the door! It was awful, poor girl! First time I've called 911- Such Mom guilt! I love how you decided you were getting their PJs cuz "that's a good excuse to not sound like a bad mom." lol... b/c my older daughter cut her own hair this week, and I was glad I was putting the younger one down for bed at the time, because I didn't have to feel guilty for not being there to stop her b/c I was doing something good! ;) [By the way, I found you on the Canadian Moms section of the Mormon Mommy Blogs- just so you're not wondering who this random person is commenting forever on your blog ;) ]

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